Reading Club: Diasporic Fictions – Kindred by Octavia Butler

Free admission
Date and time
Thursday, June 18, 2020 to Thursday, July 16, 2020 from 6 PM to 7 PM

Join the PHI Foundation Education team as we read and discuss novels related to our upcoming exhibition RELATIONS: Diaspora and Painting.

At the Reading Club, we will informally exchange about different themes in the books that reflect the complexities and the plurality of voices of the diasporas.

Each participant will be responsible for getting their own copy. We encourage you, whenever possible, to support your independent local bookstores. 

The novel Kindred by Octavia Butler will kick off our first Reading Club.

Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 6 PM
Zoom: 931 9045 9060 | Password: phibook101
Suggested reading: Prologue, The River

Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 6 PM
Zoom: 994 9548 0135 | Password: phibook102
Suggested reading: The Fire, The Fall, The Fight

Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 6 PM
Zoom: 966 4474 6141 | Password: phibook103
Suggested reading: The Storm, The Rope, Epilogue

These events will be bilingual, in French and English.

Duration: 60 min

About Kindred
The visionary author’s masterpiece pulls us—along with her Black female hero—through time to face the horrors of slavery and explore the impacts of racism, sexism, and white supremacy then and now.

Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters, and each time the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana’s life will end, long before it has a chance to begin.

Retrieved from:

Related Exhibitions

Subscribe to our newsletter

* Required Fields